PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have a slim margin for error, and the league's best passer has exposed the Lions' defense. To win this game, the Philadelphia Eagles will need to avoid turning the ball over more than usual. This game will also feature a battle of the stout defenses.
Philadelphia Eagles Vs. Detroit Lions Prediction Game Preview
Last season, the Eagles finished ninth in the NFL against the run. The Lions ranked 18th in yards per carrying. However, the Eagles have an array of mobile running backs and a mobile quarterback. Even if the Eagles believe they will be able to throw more this season, their rush defense may not be able to hold up against the Lions.
While the Eagles have a strong group of wide receivers, the Lions have a better overall defense and stronger corners. This will make the Eagles' secondary liability against the Lions. In addition, the Eagles' offensive line is still a question mark, but they should be okay. With the addition of AJ Brown, the Eagles' passing game should be able to hold up to the Lions.
The Lions have a much better offensive line than last year. The Lions' pass rush is strong, led by Trent Cole and Brandon Graham. However, there are injuries on the offensive line that need to be addressed.